ARCH ENEMY Conquer European Charts

ARCH ENEMY's latest CD, "Anthems Of Rebellion", has entered the national charts in several European countries. Current chart positions are as follows: German Media Control Charts: #69 Swedish Album Charts: #76 Dutch Top 100: #97 Greek Rock/Metal Charts: #1 Finnish Album Charts: #42 "Anthems Of Rebellion" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Backstage Studios ...

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DEEP PURPLE Producer Discusses The Making Of 'Bananas'

The Swedish Deep Purple Appreciation Society (DPAS) recently interviewed DEEP PURPLE producer Michael Bradford about his work on the band's latest CD, "Bananas". When asked about how the song "Walk On" came together, Bradford said, "I had actually written 'Walk On' some time ago, but I never had a use for it. I played it ...

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Review: KISS Dominates AEROSMITH In Hershey

Zachary Lewis of The Patriot-News reports that "KISS's music may be simple on paper, but performing it the way they do is an art no one else has mastered. "Smoke, bright lights, explosions, fire, dripping blood, levitating platforms — these are still a few of KISS's favorite things, even after 30 years. And they were ...

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GHOULUNATICS To Record New Album Before The End Of The Year

Montreal-based band GHOULUNATICS, winners of the 2002 MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) award in the "Metal Band" category over such acts as KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, MARTY and NEURAXIS, will enter the studio before the end of the year to record the follow-up to 2002's successful "King of the Undead". "The upcoming album will be just like ...

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AC/DC Guitarist Clears Up Knife Incident With BLACK SABBATH

Launch reports that AC/DC have come clean about a knife-pulling incident during the group's 1977 tour opening for BLACK SABBATH in Europe. In the "Cash For Questions" fan feature in the new edition of the British music magazine Q, AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young confirmed that SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler did pull a knife on his ...

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MEMORY GARDEN To Issue Limited-Edition Seven-Inch Single

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are completing work on two songs that will be released on a seven-inch vinyl single in the fall. The single will be issued through the band's own Heathendoom Music label, and the total pressing will be limited to 500 copies. According to ...

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Former BRICK BATH Vocalist Admits to Heroin Addiction

Former BRICK BATH singer Joseph McCaw has issued the following statement explaining his departure from the group: "I am writing this letter to clear the air about the exact reason I dropped out of BRICK BATH last year. I know there were press releases stating that it was due to illness, but this was only ...

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CHAOSBREED: Swedish Recording Sessions Cancelled

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have abandoned plans to record their debut album, "Brutal", at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skosberg. "The reason for this ...

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KRUX To Release Live DVD

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar, also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-GRAVE), will release their first-ever DVD on September 25 through Escapi. The disc will contain the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kägelbanan in ...

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